IAwrestle posted over 1200 articles in 2016 with more 2.25 million views. Here are some of your most viewed posts in 2016.

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You Chose a Tough Sport

I’m confident most people consider wrestling a tough sport. The physical demand is complex to imagine or describe without going through it. In fact, unless you have been committed, not just involved, your accuracy is lost at sea. Wrestling is not a “work-study” experience; it’s a grind! Still there are many who give very little or just enough. If you want to succeed in this sport, you’re going to have to provide. You will understand the meaning of the words effort, sacrifice, discomfort, restraint and toughness.

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Why you should encourage your kid to give wrestling a try

Have you considered signing your kid up for wrestling, but are unsure? Parents, can I just take a minute to convince you to have your kids give it a try?

Before I begin, let me just say that I do not wish to insinuate that every kid should wrestle.  There are plenty of ways to learn and grow as a person besides this sport.  Each child is unique, and will learn in unique ways about how to live life.  For some, music may be the discipline that carries them into responsibility.  For others, basketball.  For still others, math.  But our job as parents is to figure out what will help our children learn the valuable life lessons they need before we send them out the door as adults. That means encouraging them to try things so they can find a passion.  To find a fit.  So, more than anything, I encourage you to find that thing.  And maybe you’ll find out that wrestling is it. But there’s only one way to find out.  Try it.

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2016 Iowa High School State Tournament Hub

Over 70 interviews with the stars of the show. Athletes, coaches and officials.

The tournmanet hub also featured our state dual and individual state previews.

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Tony Ramos Post Olympic Trials Press Conference

Who can forget Tony Ramos’s press conference after the 2016 Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City. Ramos felt betrayed and spoke out about it after losing to teammate Dan Dennis in the finals.

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Nelson Brands talks win over #1 Zach Barnes

Nelson Brands was well-known in Iowa prior to this upset victory. But this headline grabbed the attention of wrestling fans from across the country. All they needed was to see “Brands” to get their attention.

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